Archive for the ‘work ethic’ Category

A measured amount of confidence is a good thing but an over-sized ego is not.
It takes a lot of maturity and wisdom, along with a solid work ethic to make progress over the long haul.
If you are training alongside someone who can pull 100lb more than you, that doesn’t automatically mean you should be able to do it or that you are entitled to that level of strength at this time.
You just haven’t earned it yet.

When you have put in the same amount of work as that person, you will be a lot closer to doing similar things. However, he still might always out lift you so just deal with it.

Trying to duplicate a superior lifter’s accomplishments when you haven’t “paid your dues” is a sure way to get injured. Be humble enough to be coached and consistently work hard on what he tells you.

I heard it said a while ago, “That when all else fails, do what your coach told you to do in the first place.”

It’s not rocket science:

  • Work on your basic lifts
  • eat plenty of quality protein, fats, & carbs
  • sleep 7 to 9 hours/night
  • stay hydrated
  • handle life stress well

Don’t waste your time looking for shortcuts, there aren’t any.

 

 

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Honoring those who trained during the holidays, much respect!

 

It seems that being in terrible shape is very accepted in our current culture.

How in the world did that ever happen?

Simple, it starts in the mind. As people people renounce any notion of being responsible for their actions and play the victim card, they get weak mentally. It gets worse the more they do it.

The excuses that go along with that never really change–

  • I’m too busy to workout
  • I don’t have time to eat healthy
  • It’s too expensive to eat healthy
  • I’m too old to workout
  • I have kids
  • I can’t afford a gym membership

These are all things that lead to mental, and eventually, physical weakness.

None of these excuses are valid!

Whatever your current situation is, you can rise above it.

Stop making excuses and stop accepting excuses from others.

Get the negative people out of your life and get around some dedicated folks.

Take action!

 

 

My buddy, Al Ernst, used to weigh almost 400lbs. As a professional comedian for a major cruise ship line, he has traveled continuously worldwide for about twenty or more years.

Needless to say, spending that much time on cruise ships is not the healthiest way to live.

Here’s a video of Al doing a skit when he was really overweight (he’s the guy wearing the ball cap)

Fast forward to now, he has lost 130lbs, and did it the right way.
He ran a 4 mile bridge run this weekend and I couldn’t be more proud of him!

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Al has worked very hard at my friend Tony Spain’s boxing gym, Absolute Boxing Fitness, as well as at my gym, the Cave.
When he is traveling he follows the workouts I post on my blog, Coach D’s dewussified training

He improvises if the exercises involve equipment that is not available wherever he is at the time. He has been very consistent with this, and it has paid off.

Here are two things that Al shared with me on the day of his race that inspire him (and me)

What inspires you to take your fitness to a higher level?
Find out what will give you the guts to do it and then attack it with 100% effort!